Bernard JeanPeriod:4January 3,2017APLC Assertion Journal: Quote #3You cannot hate other people without hating yourself. - Oprah WinfreyTelevision personality, Oprah Winfrey, purpose for this statement is to explain that what we seein others is what we see in ourselves. When first reading this statement it seemed very odd tome. Like most people, my first response was, “Surely, I do not act like a lot of people whoannoy me and push my buttons.” Interestingly, I find that this statement typically creates thesame response from most others.We come to understand ourselves best through our relationships with other people. We can onlybe triggered by something we have experienced ourselves. The traits we tend to dislike in othersare usually the traits we do not like about ourselves. We then tend to judge and criticize thesecharacteristics. This calls to mind the analogy of pointing a blaming finger at someone. Onefinger is pointing at another person, and three are pointing back to ourselves.